Re: Handwritten EURO sign (off topic?)

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Fri Aug 15 2003 - 08:24:55 EDT

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    On 15/08/2003 04:16, wrote:

    >What's more, in the Isle of Man (which is situated between Britain and
    >Ireland) they accept pretty much any currency under the sun. You can pay for
    >things in a mixture of pounds sterling, euro, US dollars, whatever. They
    >don't care. Shops will just take anything, and if necessary make up an
    >exchange rate on the spot. The reason they don't care is because they can
    >actually spend this mix anywhere _else_ on the Isle of Man.
    >A very enlightened attitude, I find.
    Agreed. But it's not a member or part of the EU, or of the UK, like the
    Channel Islands - which makes them all convenient tax havens. It is
    self-governing, with the oldest Parliament in the world I understand.

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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